QUOTE(aceecards @ Jul 1 2012, 05:34 PM)
Nice the red wings get a Monster!
Might work out, Might!
And yeah, kind of a boring day!
Red Wings sign Swiss forward Damien Brunner
As much as the Detroit Red Wings want to add size and grit to their team, they couldn't pass up the chance to add a small but highly skilled and speedy European.
Damien Brunner had already told the Wings they'd won his services 10 days ago but he couldn't officially sign until July 1, the start of NHL free agency. There's little risk involved for the Wings, because Brunner is locked into an entry-level contract, which maxes out at $925,000, plus bonuses, and it's a one-year, two-way deal.
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Brunner, 26, was a star scorer last year in his native Switzerland's Swiss league, where he recorded 24 goals and 36 assists in 45 games. He caught the attention of Wings coach Mike Babcock during the Worlds Championships in May.
"Brunner flat out flies," Babcock told the Free Press. "He can skate and he can score and he's got high-end skill. He loves to score.
"He can play in our top six. He gives us a player for our top six. Now, the question is, he's never played on a smaller rink. But I loved him at Worlds. I think he has a chance to be a good player. I'm excited about having him. He gives us a right-hand shot on the power play. For me, it's a big deal. We sure think there's an opportunity here for him, now he has to do it. Going from the big ice to small ice, you never know for sure. But others have done it, so why can't this kid?" detroit freepress news!
Hmm! Not sure what to think what holland is up too!
Still awiting news of the offer of Ryan Suter and Parise